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Berbatov could figure for United

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Record signing Dimitar Berbatov could be in line to make his Manchester United comeback in Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Besiktas at Old Trafford.

The Bulgarian missed matches either side of the international break with a knee injury and Sir Alex Ferguson stated on Saturday his £30.75million forward would miss Wednesday evening as well when United look for the victory which would almost certainly confirm top spot in Group B.

However, Berbatov was able to train with his team-mates on Tuesday and Ferguson may consider letting the former Tottenham man loose on Besiktas, who are currently without a win.

Ferguson does have a few injury concerns. Rio Ferdinand is definitely out with an injury to his lower back, Johnny Evans will miss out too after failing to recover from a calf problem while neither John O'Shea nor skipper Gary Neville were training with the main group this morning.

That could mean a rare start for the likes of Darron Gibson and Gabriel Obertan as Ferguson looks to bring some freshness into his starting line-up.

The main chance however will be in goal.

It was not expected Edwin van der Sar would face the Turkish champions even before he suffered a bang on the knee in Saturday's win over Everton.

The veteran Dutchman was not training this morning, which leaves Ferguson to decide between Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Foster, who last week expressed his frustration on apparently only being third choice with the Red Devils while playing in England's last two internationals.

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